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Hillpark

Clochan, Buckie, Moray, AB56 5HX

Guide Price £265,000


  • 3 bedrooms and 2 reception rooms

  • Flexible accommodation

  • Many fine features

  • Excellent condition throughout

  • Beautifully maintained garden

  • Outbuildings with development potential

  • Accessible rural location

Hillpark is situated in an idyllic, rural, yet easily accessible location about 5 miles south west of Buckie in the county of Moray. The town of Buckie has a good range of local amenities including a variety of shops, supermarkets ...

Hillpark is situated in an idyllic, rural, yet easily accessible location about 5 miles south west of Buckie in the county of Moray. The town of Buckie has a good range of local amenities including a variety of shops, supermarkets and both primary and secondary schooling. Slightly further afield, Fochabers (about 7 miles) provides additional daily amenities and the highly regarded Milne’s Primary and High Schools, whilst the city of Elgin (about 15 miles) has a wider range of facilities. Moray which includes the historic county of Banff is renowned as being one of the sunniest and driest counties in the country and offers a wide range of excellent places to stay, eat and shop. The local area is famed for its breathtaking scenery, long sandy beaches and wildlife and offers wonderful leisure and recreational opportunities. There are many golf courses accessible within a short drive of the house whilst the county also offers superb Salmon and Trout fishing including the highly acclaimed Rivers Spey and Deveron nearby. A popular tourist area, local attractions also include ‘The Whisky Trail’, Duff House and Museum in Banff. Royal Deeside is about 1 hour’s drive away.

The historic city of Elgin provides a comprehensive range of shops and amenities whilst the surrounding area offers some excellent hotels, restaurants and historic local attractions. There are a number of good primary schools in the local area and schooling up to secondary level is available in Elgin. Gordonstoun Independent School is only 22 miles away near Duffus. Aberdeen International Airport is about 53 miles away offering regular domestic and international flights. Aberdeen (about 56 miles) offers a wide range of amenities including excellent shopping facilities and a superb choice of restaurants, galleries, clubs and theatres.

DESCRIPTION
Hillpark is a delightful traditional farmhouse located in a peaceful yet accessible rural setting near Clochan in the county of Moray. Likely to date from the turn of the last century, the house is constructed of stone under a slate roof and provides well appointed accommodation over one and a half storeys.

From the garden a door opens into a bright porch which leads to a small hallway off which there is a utility room with space for white goods and a dining kitchen. The dining kitchen is of a good size and having been recently refurbished benefits from modern wall and floor units, a Belfast sink, an integrated dishwasher, oven and hob. There is also an oil fired Rayburn which supplies the hot water and heating. An inner hallway gives access to a bright, triple aspect sun room which has a door to the garden. The sitting room is generous in size and has a wood burning stove with an iron surround and timber mantle. A shower room with modern fittings completes the ground floor accommodation. Stairs in the hallway lead to a bright first floor landing. There are two good sized bedrooms, one of which has built in wardrobes and the other has an open fire and ceiling beams. A study/3rd bedroom completes the first floor accommodation. Overall the house appears to be in good condition and has a lovely warm and friendly atmosphere. It is double glazed and heated using a mix of oil central heating and night storage heating.

Outside, the grounds are no less impressive than the house and extend in total to about two and a half acres. The grounds include a delightful garden with areas of lawn, well stocked flower beds and herbaceous borders. Ample parking for several vehicles is provided on a gravelled driveway. There is a useful range of traditional stone and tin built outbuildings which provide excellent storage space and livestock accommodation. These buildings offer scope for development into two separate dwellings (subject to obtaining all necessary consents). A pre planning enquiry has been submitted to the planners with a favourable response. To the rear of the house and outbuildings is a paddock extending to about one and a half acres and which provides excellent grazing for ponies or other livestock.